The European Robotics League (ERL) announced the winners of ERL Emergency Robots 2017 major tournament, during the awards ceremony held on Saturday, 23rd September at Giardini Pro Patria, in Piombino, Italy.
In addition to the Competition Awards, Marta Palau Franco from Bristol Robotics Laboratory and ERL Emergency project manager introduced the referees’ special awards.
"Behind a multi-domain competition there is always a large technical committee. I feel privileged to have worked with such an amazing team of volunteer referees, technical assistants and safety pilots and divers. We were delighted to give these awards to recognise teams’ effort, fair play and hard work. The experience of participating in this robotics competition will prove beneficial for team members to further develop their professional career", said Marta Palau Franco.
Winner: AUV Team Tomkyle, Germany (sea)
Winner: Oubot Team, Hungary (sea)
Winners: ENSTA Team and ENSTA Bretagne, France (land, air, sea)
Winner: Tuscany Robotics, Italy (land, air, sea)
Winner: Universitat de Girona, Spain (sea) + ISEP/INESC TEC, Portugal (air)
Winner: HSR Search and Rescue Team, Switzerland (air)
Winner: Raptors, Poland (land & air)
Winner: IMM, Poland (land)
Teams were given a diploma and set of eZ430-Chronos development tool sponsored by Texas Instruments.
Watch the ERL Emergency 2017 Awards Ceremony video
Notes for editors
The European Robotics League is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n° 688441.
The ERL Emergency Robots 2017 competition was organised locally by the NATO STO-Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) of La Spezia, Italy.
The European Robotics League is part of the SPARC public-private partnership set up by the European Commission and euRobotics to extend Europe’s leadership in civilian robotics. SPARC’s €700 million of funding from the Commission in 2014̶20 is being combined with €1.4 billion of funding from European industry. www.eu-robotics.net/sparc
euRobotics is a European Commission-funded non-profit organisation which promotes robotics research and innovation for the benefit of Europe's economy and society. It is based in Brussels and has more than 250-member organisations. www.eu-robotics.net